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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Wendy and her best friend, Aileen, were making plans to go for a short weekend trip. They had been feeling stressed due to their respective work commitments and needed a well-earned rest.

On Saturday, Wendy went over to Aileen's house to discuss their holiday plans. They surfed he Internet for vacation spots. First, they looked at Bangkok. Bangkok had lots of wonderful food to savor and shopping there was cheap. However, being a city, it was a very crowded place that was full of traffic and people everywhere. Wendy wanted a relaxing holiday without having to elbow her way through the crowd. So, they ruled it out.

The second option Wendy and Aileen had was to take a cruise to Malaysia. This was ideal because everything was already included in the price of the cruise. There was no need to travel anywhere for food and entertainment. All meals were provided and there was a wide range of activities to do. They could swim in the pool, watch movies in the cinema onboard or play sports as well. The only drawback to this plan was that Aileen would get seasick. She would be nauseous and giddy throughout the entire trip. Hence, this plan was scrapped too.

Another option was to go to Perth in Australia. Wendy had cousins living there and she could visit them. Moreover, her cousins could serve as tour guides, bringing them all around Perth. They could visit vineyards and the nougat factories. However, a weekend trip to visit her cousins would be too short and too rushed. Wendy would prefer spending more time catching up with her cousins.

Wendy and Aileen scoured the Internet for a long time. Finally, they came upon a website advertising beach resorts in Bintan. Bintan was an island near Singapore so the traveling time would be short. The two of them could relax by the beach or the pool, spend their time chatting with each other and enjoy good seafood. It would not be very crowded and noisy. It was the perfect place to go to for a quick getaway vacation. It was decided. hey made their booking on the spot over the Internet and were looking forward to it. It would be a good reprieve from the everyday stresses of life and work.

     
  1. According to paragraph one, why did Wendy and Aileen want to go for a trip ?
       
    (A) They were committed people.
    (B) They wanted to earn their rest.
    (C) They were under much stress to do so.
    (D) They wanted to take a break from work.
       
  2. What does 'it' in paragraph two refer to ?
       
    (A) Going to Bangkok for a trip
    (B) The wonderful food in Bangkok
    (C) Finding cheap discounts in Bangkok
    (D) Bangkok being very crowded with people
       
  3. Which of the following pieces of information is not true ?
       
    (A) All meals were provided on the cruise.
    (B) The cruise offered a variety of activities.
    (C) The cruise offered many forms of entertainment.
    (D) Aileen did not want to go to Malaysia because she felt giddy.
       
  4. Wendy considered visiting Perth mainly ______.
       
    (A) to visit the vineyards
    (B) to visit the nougat factories
    (C) because she had cousins living there
    (D) because her cousins could be their tour guides
       
  5. Why did Wendy and Aileen finally decide on Bintan ?
       
    (A) It had beaches.
    (B) They could chat with each other there.
    (C) It was a relaxing place that was not overly crowded.
    (D) They could make their booking on the spot over the Internet.
       
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  Answers : 1D   2A   3D   4C   5C
 
 
 
 

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